We recently convened a workshop on refugee decision-making in first countries of asylum in Istanbul with leading academics and researchers.
The concept of a first country of asylum is in itself problematic, as it suggests a degree of safety, including … Continue reading » “Let’s Try to Understand the Decisions of Refugees” Continue readingMore Tag
The last round of high-level dialogues on the new UN agreement on refugees is currently taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The Global Compact for Refugees, as the agreement is formally called, is the UN’s principal response … Continue reading » “High-Level Dialogues on UN Agreement on Refugees Taking Place in Geneva” Continue readingMore Tag
In September of 2016, in response to the large movements of refugees and migrants around the world, the UN General Assembly held its first ever summit dedicated to this topic.
The outcome was the New York Declaration for Refugees and … Continue reading » “New Working Paper Explores Still-In-Process Global Agreement on Migration” Continue readingMore Tag
Photo Credits: Grace Kat’s Flickr: 2009 HarmonyDay by Deeva & Zhara
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has launched a new initiative aimed to help community-based organizations increase political participation of refugees and marginalized groups in … Continue reading » “New Inclusion Academy Launched” Continue readingMore Tag
Photo: © UNHCR/Mark Henley
Just in the past several months, hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing from war have risked everything for a chance to take refuge in the EU. The humanitarian crisis unfolding here has caught EU leaders unprepared … Continue reading » “Refugees in Europe: A Crisis of Numbers, Solidarity or Borders?” Continue readingMore Tag
Hundreds gathered in the center of Lund on Monday to stand up for refugees. They were calling for a more humane refugee policy.
“People on the move are dying in the Mediterranean, and there are many who want to show … Continue reading » “Lund Collectively Stands Up For Refugees” Continue readingMore Tag
Around 120 people attended a panel debate in Lund on Monday on how to stop the drownings in the Mediterranean.
A few highlighted statements from the debate
Morten Kjaerum, director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and … Continue reading » ““Current Situation in the Mediterranean is Absolutely Extraordinary”” Continue readingMore Tag
More than 1,700 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2015, according to the International Organisation for Migration. That is 30 times higher than for the same period in 2014.
On Monday, four leading figures in the field … Continue reading » “Can the Drownings in the Mediterranean be Stopped?” Continue readingMore Tag